Engineering Engineering is about designing processes and making products to solve real-world problems. Our course enables you to develop your engineering knowledge, skills, imagination and experience to the highest levels in readiness for your future career. Engineering at Cambridge The Cambridge course is unique. It isn’t a ‘general’ course but allows you to keep your options open while equipping you with all the analytical, design and computing skills that underpin modern engineering practice. Part I provides a broad education in engineering fundamentals, enabling you to make a genuinely informed choice about the area in which to specialise from your third year (many students change direction as a result). Part II then provides in-depth training in your chosen professional discipline. Department and facilities The Department is a leading international centre for research, consistently ranked the highest amongst British universities. We also have strong links with industry, with many research projects funded by industrial companies. Our facilities are excellent: the Design and Project Office is equipped with more than 80 workstations; the library has 30,000 books and takes about 350 journals; and extensive mechanical and electrical workshops are available. The Department’s Language Programme for Engineers offers specialised courses at all levels in French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
Accreditation The course is accredited by the Engineering Council and by all the major institutions, including the Institutions of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Engineering and Technology (IET), Civil Engineers (ICE), and Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Measurement and Control, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. An appropriate combination of Part II papers is required in each case. Industrial experience You’re required to complete four weeks of industrial experience by the end of the second year, and a further four weeks by the end of the third year, obtained by deferring entry or during vacations. Our full-time Industrial Placement Co-ordinator helps deferred entrants and undergraduates to find suitable placements (in the UK and abroad) and sponsorship. Exchange programmes About 10 per cent of our students spend their third year studying abroad through our exchange schemes with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), École Centrale Paris, and the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The flexibility of the Cambridge course means you don’t commit yourself to one particular area before studying them at degree level. David